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Feb 11, 2019

Daytona 200: TSE Racing To Field Brandon Paasch, Russ Intravartolo In March

Brandon Paasch (21) leading Anthony Mazziotto (516) and Jason Aguilar (96) during a MotoAmerica Supersport/Superstock 600 race at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in 2017. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

TSE Racing is excited to announce that they will be competing in the 78th running of the Daytona 200 with two riders this year. TSE will be fielding Brandon Paasch and Russ Intravartolo. TSE Racing has podiumed the last 3 years in the Daytona 200 with Wyatt Farris and Cory West. This year will bring the challenge of trying to do it again with not only one new rider but two.

“I’m very excited to be working with TSE Racing again this year!” said Paasch, who will be competing in his first Daytona 200. “We have had some good results in the past, racing MotoAmerica together. I’ve been training hard for the 200 and I’m ready to go. I have to give a big thanks to my sponsors, Electric Concepts and Luxestar VIP, for making this event possible with TSE. I plan to race some sprint races on my own R6 while we are in Daytona as well. It will be interesting to see how different the new R6 is to the old one. We are working with TSE to do a couple of MotoAmerica rounds this year as well, while I’m home from racing in the BSB Moto3 championship.”

“I’m really excited about this amazing opportunity to ride with TSE Racing,” said Intravartolo, who missed the 2018 Daytona 200 due to injury. “I could not be more stoked and honored to be riding a TSE Racing Yamaha R6. I’ve known the TSE team for many years and have the utmost respect for them. I’ve been preparing for this race more than I’ve ever done in the past, and plan to bring my best effort. Working with the team, it already feels like we’ve done this together in the past and everything is coming together smoothly. I’ll do my best to put the #49 TSE Racing Yamaha as close to the front as I can!”

“Brandon has raced for TSE in the past, with a couple one-off MotoAmerica rounds,” Meghan Ryan, team manager states. “We are very excited to be working with him again. Brandon will also be doing a couple of one-off MotoAmerica rounds with us again this year. More details on that will come later. Russ has been racing for many years and we are excited to be working with him this year as well. He has a great racing background and we can’t wait to see what he can do on one of our bikes."

TSE will have a full program with some very talented people coming on board for this event. Mark Stiles, the team owner will be with Brandon as his crew chief. Jim Rashid will be working with Russ as his crew chief. Scotty Ryan, TSE’s suspension technician will be working alongside Eric Trinkly from Penske Racing Shocks. Scott Jensen from Moto Garage will be coming out to take care of the teams’ engine management and data.

Stay up to date with all the team’s activity from Daytona by following them on Instagram @TSE_Racing and Facebook @TSERacingTeam

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